In a series of tweets on Monday, President-elect Donald Trump renewed his attack on Meryl Streep, calling her “one of Hollywood’s most overrated actresses” in response to his criticism of her at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
“Meryl Streep, one of Hollywood’s most overrated actresses, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes,” Trump wrote, adding that Streep was “a Hillary lackey who lost big.”
The three-time Oscar winner, who received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Globes, used her speech to denounce Trump’s “instinct for humiliation.” Without naming him, Streep said she was horrified when Trump impersonated a disabled reporter at a campaign rally.
“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in our country’s most respected seat was impersonating a disabled journalist, someone he outclassed in privilege, power and ability to fight back,” Streep said. . “It broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.”
Trump denied impersonating the reporter. “For the 100th time, I never ‘mocked’ a disabled journalist (I would never do that) but just showed him ‘crawl’ when he totally changed a 16-year-old story he had written in order to make me look bad,” Trump tweeted. “Again very dishonest media!”
Earlier, Trump called Streep “Hillary’s lover” in an interview with The New York Times after the awards show and said that although he hadn’t seen the show, he didn’t. was not surprised to have been attacked by “liberal film people”.
Streep has more Oscar and Golden Globe nominations than any actor in history. His criticisms of Trump during Sunday’s ceremony were among many comments directed at the president-elect.